Building capacity for institutional OER policies

Institutional open educational resources policy was the topic of focus at a recent workshop organised by COL, the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA) and Netaji Subhas Open University (NSOU) in Kolkata, India. The three-day workshop ran from 1 to 3 June 2016 and included 30 participants from nine state open universities and the Central University of Himachal Pradesh.

The workshop looked at institutional OER policy, from framing to the implementation stage, and participants developed a draft OER policy and two-year strategic plan for their respective institutions with feedback from the facilitators, Professor Mohan B. Menon and Dr Manas R. Panigrahi, Education Programme Officer with CEMCA.